Soundbite acquisition.

“Do the best you can.” “Make the most of your time.” “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” (Einstein) “Nothing changes if nothing changes.” “If you judge people, you have no time to love them.” (Mother Theresa) Platitudes and inspirational quotes are everywhere. They populate threads. They show…… Continue reading Soundbite acquisition.

not today

“i like to read books about religion and philosophy. they’re often helpful as i battle with mental health issues. i read an entry every morning, a kind of daily devotion practice, and i usually find something applicable to my current situation. of course, my inside voice tries to point out that i’d be much further along in recovery if i’d started doing this years ago, but i’m getting better at telling that voice to go away and leave me alone. it’s enough that i’m doing it now.”

explaining mountains to a fish

“sometimes having a mental illness feels like you’re surrounded by a wall. the wall serves several purposes: it keeps people out and away and keeps me safe, but it also keeps me trapped, tethered to the depression and anxiety that can make daily living so hard.”